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The long-awaited latest draft of the US energy and climate change bill was unveiled yesterday by Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman. But the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) says the proposal does much less for energy efficiency than previous major climate change bills.
Date: 05/13/2010
Type: News
Despite claims by Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas that they exceeded energy savings goals, the Public Utilities Commission said the utilities reached just 70% of those goals on average.
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: News
Legislation on energy and climate in the U.S. is vital to the global response to climate change, and delays in the Senate mean delays for industry, carbon market participants and policy-makers around the globe.
Date: 04/30/2010
Type: News
Nearly a decade after the 2001 proposal, a slew of court victories and state approvals, and a largely favorable environmental impact analysis report by the federal government, the Cape Wind project was approved for construction yesterday by U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.
Date: 04/29/2010
Type: News
Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change David MacKay speaks on sustainable energy political forecasts in the years to come.
Date: 04/29/2010
Type: Slides
Dr. Arthur H. Rosenfeld, former commissioner of the California Energy Commission, says that legislation and standards created since the 1973 oil embargo have led to drastic energy savings, but much more can be done.
Date: 04/17/2010
Type: Article
A recent report by the National Academies of Science and Engineering had some interesting things to say about America’s energy usage.
Date: 04/16/2010
Type: News
The U.S. government, criticized for lax scrutiny of Energy Star products, has announced it will further tighten its certification rules.
Date: 04/15/2010
Type: News
The Green Grid consortium, together with several global government and industry organizations in the U.S., Europe and Japan, has nearly solved a problem that has plagued IT and data center managers for quite some time — how to monitor and measure energy use in data centers.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
A new report published by the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance highlights how energy efficiency measures, which have been slow to be adopted in the South, could create jobs, avoid additional power plant construction, and promote sustainability in the Southeastern United States.
Date: 04/12/2010
Type: Report

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